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Florida State University, distinguished as a pre-eminent university in the state of Florida, is identified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as engaged in very high research activity, the highest status accorded to a doctoral-granting university. The wide-ranging scholarship of FSU faculty and graduate students is nationally and internationally recognized for its contributions to science, business, government, culture, and society. FSU faculty members are also recognized for their exceptional level of instruction.

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Graduate Student Leadership Award

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The Leadership Award recognizes outstanding graduate student leaders who are making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative work, campus, and wider communities. Graduate students who exhibit strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply.

Research and Creativity Award

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The  Graduate Student Research and Creativity Awards Program is designed to recognize the superior scholarship of FSU graduate students.

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Preparing Future Faculty Certificate

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The Preparing Future Faculty Program assists Florida State’s doctoral students (and others headed toward academic careers) prepare for future faculty work. Through participation in coursework, workshops/seminars, and/or online training, and mentoring, PFF Fellows increase their awareness of expectations for faculty performance 


Preparing Future Professionals Certificate

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To prepare graduate students for professions outside of academia, the Graduate School offers a PFP graduate certificate that includes coursework, professional development workshops, an internship/practicum or interviews in the field, and resume´ and portfolio development.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA)

The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA) recognizes FSU's graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to undergraduate student learning through excellence in instruction. Nominations are invited from all currently enrolled FSU students, faculty, and staff. If you feel that a graduate student teaching assistant (TA) has made a significant contribution to the quality of teaching and learning at Florida State University, then please nominate this student for an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA). 

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